Business Development Director
029 2030 0331
Vanessa took a round-about journey into the arts. Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from University College London, she cut her teeth as an events manager and an administrator working in technology and corporate law sectors. In 2010 she moved to Cardiff to do a Masters in Arts Management at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, bringing together her skills, experience and passion.
Ness loves working on the business side of the arts in anything that lets her get her hands dirty with creative, strategic projects. She joined Hijinx in 2011 and led all aspects of its marketing and communications for six years. In 2017 she moved into a business development role where she is excited to be increasing work opportunities for Hijinx’s 60+ talented learning disabled actors. She is responsible for expanding the company’s training work among a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, and oversees the promotion of the Hijinx Actors casting platform.
Ness works part time (Tuesdays - Thursdays).